THE SLOVAK capital turns into the Mecca of nu jazz and intelligent electronic music on October 6 and 7. During its Nu Jazz Dayz, Bratislava will host the biggest names of the innovative genre from abroad and Slovakia. Kid Koala will arrive from Canada, ex-Jungle Funk-ist Vinx from the USA, Skalpel from Poland and "eclectic" DJ Blue from the Czech Republic, among others. The festival takes place in the Babylon Music Club at Karpatská 2. Tickets cost Sk360 for one evening. For more information call 0915/200-567.
photo: Courtesy of Vinx

Victor Bailey - Prominent American bass guitarist plays with his quartet.
Starts: Oct 5 at 20:00. Admission: Sk349. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

People of Bratislava - Photographer Robo Hubač presents black-and-white images depicting the peculiarities of ordinary life in the capital.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00 until October 28. Admission: free. TGallery, Panská 24. Tel: 0903/601-656.

European School - A selection from a private collection by László Nudelman, considered to be one of the highest-quality collections of modern Hungarian art.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until October 30. Admission: Sk60. Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava City Gallery), Panská 19.
Tel: 02/5443-3627.

Trnava Organ Days - Mixed choir Tirnavia, featuring solo-singer Jana Pastorková, violinist Alžbeta Ševečková and organist Stanislav Šurin, perform works by Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, César Franck and Louis Vierne in the final concert of the event dedicated to sculptor Viliam Schiffer, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.
Starts: Oct 7 at 19:30. Admission: Sk120, Sk60. Dóm Sv. Mikuláša (St Nicholas' Cathedral), Námestie sv. Mikuláša. Tel: 0905/269-971.

Design for the City - The display focuses on cities, their streets, squares and parks and the architects who influenced them, within the Design Days 2005 festival.
Open: Mon-Sun 9:00-15:30 until October 30. Admission: Sk40. Delová bašta (Canyon Bastion),
Trenčín Castle. Tel: 032/ 7435-657.


Take Me With You/Make Me Better - Graphic designer Marcel Benčík presents his works at an interactive exhibition. Visitors will be able to print their own pieces using Benčík's equipment, or re-design the artist's works, at two locations.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun-Sat 10:00-17:00 until October 23. Admission: Sk20. Považská galéria umenia (Považie Art Gallery), M. R Štefánika 2. Tel: 041/ 562 25 22.
Open: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 until October 8. Admission: free. Žilina-Záriečie Station culture centre. Tel: 0907/137-145.

Liptovský Mikuláš
International Festival of Photography - Display presents the results of the 10th photography workshop that regulary takes place in Poprad's House of Photography.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until October 23. Admission: Sk10. Galéria PM Bohúňa (PM Bohúň Gallery), Tranovského 3. Tel: 044/5522-758.


Festival of Choir Singing of Vojtech Adamec - The seventh year of the eastern Slovak festival features local as well as Polish and Hungarian choirs.
Starts: Oct 8 at 14:00. Admission: free. SOU Dopravné, Moldavská cesta 2. Tel: 055/6227-552.

The Theatre: Passion, Body and Voice - The colossal display, which maps the development of Slovak theatre in all its historical, social and artistic splendour, covers theatrical events and trends from medieval times up to 2000.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00, Sun 9:00-13:00 until January 15 2006. Admission: Sk30. Východoslovenské múzeum (Museum of East Slovakia), Hviezdoslavova 3, and other venues. Tel: 055/ 6223-061.

A DANCE festival, 4 Days 4 You, brings the best on the contemporary dance scene to Banská Bystrica. Over four days, from October 4 to 7, the festival features seven performances. The DAJV ensemble, led by Marta Poláková, one of the leading figures of contemporary Slovak dance, opens the festival with Stroke. On October 5, Tomáš Danielis performs Feather, and Daniel Raček and Anna Caunerová dance together in Remote Edens, by Romanian choerographer living in Prague, Ioana Mona Popovici. The next day features Eva Klimáčková, currently acting in Paris, in River 04, and Anton Lachký dancing with Eulalia Ayguade Farro from Spain in Twice Read. Štúdio tanca (Dance Studio) presents an extract of its new production, New Trees Inside of Me, also on October 6. Du Wadance completes the festival with Sapro-Agape. Each festival evening starts at 19:00 in Komorné divadlo (the Chamber Theatre) at Námestie Slobody 3 in Banská Bystrica. Tickets are Sk150 for individual evenings and Sk450 for the entire festival. For more information call 048/4153-704.

Photo: Dance Studio

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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